Wednesday , 19 December 2018

Science & Tech

First Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovations in Nairobi

 “Africa on the Move – Showcasing Africa’s Innovations” The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 – 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector …

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GUtech students attended international renown laboratory course at the University of Erlangen

MUSCAT A group of students of the Department of Applied Geosciences at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) attended recently an International Workshop on the classification and interpretation of carbonate rocks that was held at the Geo Center of the University of Erlangen (Germany). The course and the rock sample collection of the University of Erlangen are worldwide …

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UAE unites in global countdown to Earth Hour

Country set to join millions across the globe in the largest environmental event in history  UAE, Tuesday 27th March 2012: On Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm, the UAE will be plunged into darkness in support of the world’s largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Landmarks will go dark across all 7 emirates to mark the event, and public …

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Q&A: Yuan Tseh Lee on achieving sustainability

Yuan Tseh Lee, president of the International Council for Science, tells SciDev.Net what scientists must achieve at Rio+20. Nobel prize-winning chemist Yuan Tseh Lee took over the presidency of the International Council for Science (ICSU) last September at a crucial time. The organisation was soon to work with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations to lead the scientific input into the Rio+20 negotiations (the …

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Environmental change trends ‘mixed bag’, meeting hears

Scientific indicators show that environmental change caused by human activities continues to rise — in some cases heading towards the ‘tipping point’ beyond which there may be no recovery — but social indicators offer hope that the battle to save the environment is not lost yet, an international conference heard today. Speakers at the Planet Under Pressure conference (26–29 March) presented two …

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Egypt: Nation Extends Its Expertise to Train Human Cadres in Kenya

Egypt is ready to extend its expertise to Kenya in the IT sector, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohamed Salem has said. Egypt will also help Kenya establish smart villages and implement programs aimed at preparing human cadres in this vital sector, added Salem during a meeting with visiting Kenyan Minister of Information and Communications Samuel Poghisio. The step …

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Samsung Showcases 2012 Vision To The Middle East And North Africa Region

Empowering the new age consumer of today Beirut, Lebanon (March, 2012)  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, showcased its diverse array of new products at the Samsung Middle East and North Africa Regional Forum in Istanbul.  Embracing its new guiding philosophy of “Pushing Boundaries,” the company shared its strategy to expand its European …

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Texas A&M at Qatar to host World Congress on Engineering Education 2013

  Global engineering education congress to take place in January 2013. DOHA, Qatar – Texas A&M University at Qatar has announced that it will host the World Congress on Engineering Education 2013 (WCEE 2013) from 7 – 9 Jan. 2013. The congress will provide a forum for researchers, engineers and academics from all over the world to present and disseminate …

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Applexus Flexes its Wings to the Middle East

Sharjah office marks a milestone in furthering Applexus’ development and innovation agenda in support of end-to-end IT solutions Sharjah-March 26, 2012: Applexus Technologies, a leading provider of IT services and solutions today announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East region. The Sharjah office will serve as the regional headquarters to MENA, providing support for growth and …

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Environmental concerns for Red Sea-Dead Sea project

[AMMAN] Jordanian environmentalists have challenged a government decision to push ahead with a controversial project to channel water from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea – which has shrunk dramatically over the past 20 years. In April, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is due to select a company to commence construction in June of the first phase of the so-called ‘Red Sea – Dead …

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